Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cleanup Action to Address Contamination Completed at Brownfield Site on Homer Street, Olean

Action has been completed to address the contamination related to the 291 Homer Street site (“site”) located at 291 Homer Street, Olean, Cattaraugus County under New York State's Brownfield Cleanup Program. The cleanup activities were performed by MJ Painting Contractor Corp. ("applicant(s)") with oversight provided by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).
The applicant(s) have submitted a draft Final Engineering Report for NYSDEC review which states that cleanup requirements have been or will be achieved to fully protect public health and the environment for the proposed site use.
Highlights of the Site Cleanup:
Cleanup activities were completed at the site between October 2015 and May 2016. The site cleanup included the:
• Excavation and off-site disposal of approximately 22,000 tons of soil/fill grossly contaminated with petroleum impacts. This grossly contaminated material contained elevated levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and various metals.

• Installation of sub-slab depressurization systems under the office space of the existing building and all new buildings.

• Placement of a cover over the entire site to allow for commercial use. The cover consists of

• Execution of an environmental easement for the property that restricts it to commercial or industrial use(s); and

• Development of a Site Management Plan that identifies all use restrictions and engineering controls for the site and details the steps and media-specific requirements necessary to ensure the remedy remains in place and effective.
Location: The site is located at 291 Homer Street in the City of Olean. It is approximately 2.43 acres in size.

Site Features: The site is occupied by MJ Painting Contractor Corporation, a commercial and industrial painting contractor. There are three metal buildings currently on the site which includes offices, warehouse storage, and paint shops. All of the buildings are constructed on concrete piers with slab-on-grade foundations. Areas surrounding the buildings consist mainly of asphalt pavement/concrete and landscaped areas. Two Mile Creek, a small tributary of the Allegheny River, is approximately 200 feet to the east of the site.

Current Zoning and Land Use: The site formerly consisted of two tax parcels, 291 Homer Street and 299 Homer Street, both of which were zoned for industrial use. The parcels were combined into 291 Homer Street during remediation and the zoning remains for industrial use. The entire site is operated by MJ Painting Contractor Corporation for commercial painting operations.
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